By taking a specific look at Jack Nichols' (1921-2009) works on paper, our first exhibition of the year will enable the viewer to delight in Nichols superb line quality. Through ink drawings, watercolours and the artist's critically acclaimed lithographs, collectors and art lovers can revel in the beauty of Nichols' mark making. Please read on for a brief biography of Nichols' formative years:
Jack Nichols was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1921. Working alongside F. H. Varley and Louis Muhlstock, Nichols went on to be an official war artist in the 1940s. From a Guggenheim fellowship, to his masterful lithographs being exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1958, Jack Nichols' achievements in Canadian Art are most notable.
"If any of the younger Canadian painters possesses the impelling force of latent genius, it is Jack Nichols."
- Paul Duval